Hygiene Drive

The Farmington United Robotics Team, 3414 Hackbots, are hosting a Hygiene Drive to support FPS Operation Common Good’s mission to help FPS families in need. The Hackbots will be collecting hygiene items from 2/1-2/28. Items may be dropped off at the following locations: Farmington High, North Farmington High, Harrison High, and Sunflour Bakehaus, or contact us at team3414hackbots@gmail.com for pickup. Acceptable items include: soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, feminine hygiene products, hair combs/brushes, paper towel, toilet tissue Monetary donation can be dropped in jars located in the main offices of all FPS high schools.

By Tyler N. 2018-02-03

Build Season is Here!!!

Let's get ready to POWER UP! Once again, our wonderful sponsor Bosch graciously allowed us to use their cafeteria and other supplies for our kickoff event on Saturday, January 6th. The team arrived at 9:00am and participated in fun team bonding activities, while gaining background information on FIRST, FRC Competitions and the Hackbot Design/Strategy Brainstorming Process. (loosely based on the Deep Dive and PLTW brainstorming strategies) Next, after the video was shown, the Hackbots dove into trying to figure out how to score the most points. Through both group and partner brainstorming sessions, each student left the kickoff excited to start designing and building in the weeks to follow.

By Nisreen B. 2018-01-08

The Giving Bot is in full swing!

Hey Hackbots! Stop by 704 during the meeting to take a tag off of The Giving Bot and help support our local community members! Donations are recommended, and due wrapped back to The Giving Bot by December 13th! We appreciate and thank all that donate!

By Preston B. 2017-12-01

Girl's Competition Summary

On Saturday, November 11th the girls on the 3414 Hackbots robotics team were preparing for their robotics competition against the other robotics teams in Michigan. The drive team consisted of Emma W. (junior) , Sami D. (senior), Hannah H. (senior) ,Maddy F (freshman). and Catherine L. The drive team maintained a high energy throughout the entire competition. The Hackbots won their 6 qualifying matches. Spirits were high and the energy in the audience was extremely positive. The team cheered, danced, and helped other teams, making sure to show gracious professionalism throughout the day. The team placed second in qualifiers and was the 2nd alliance captain with Adambots (245), Foley Freeze (910), and Rat Pack (830). Unfortunately, the team lost in the quarter-finals. However the girls competition was a great learning experience for all. GO LADY HACKBOTS!!!

By Nisreen B. 2017-11-13

Girl's Competition

HEYYYYY HACKBOTS!!! Get ready for girls competition this weekend, (11/11), at Bloomfield Hills High School. Congratulations to the new members of our drive and pit team! The Lady Hackbots will be competing with the STEAMWORKS robot, Skobot, and have been working hard all preseason, practicing new drive techniques, and training new members in the ways of FRC and FIRST. Set - up will be Friday evening. Please remember to sign up to bring food for lunch on Saturday.

By Nisreen B. 2017-11-07

Check out our YouTube Channel

The FPS Hackbots now have an OFFICIAL YouTube channel. Hit the link at the bottom of this page or just come and visit it here!

By Jay M. 2017-11-01

Sign up for the Hackbots!

Click here for the Sign Up Form!

By Preston B. 2017-10-10

Pre-Season Kickoff is here!

It's finally that time! Our Pre-Season Kickoff will be from 6:30-8:30 PM on October 11th in the Farmington High School Media Center! Students, Parents, Mentors, and Sponsors alike are welcome to join us! To see any other pertinent details, please see our Calendar!

By Preston B. 2017-10-10

Open House & Pre-Season Kickoff!

The Hackbots will be hosting an Open House at each high school the first week of October, and our Pre-Season kickoff will be the following week. Please see our Calendar!

By Preston B. 2017-09-19

2018 Game Teaser Released!

The 2018 Game Teaser was released on September 15th, and can be viewed here (towards the middle)!

By Preston B. 2017-09-15

Bosch Car Show Postponed!

The Bosch Car Show scheduled for August 17 has been postponed until August 24. We apologize for any inconvenience.

By Preston B. 2017-08-17

Join us at The Silver Dairy!

All during Founders Fest, join us at the Silver Dairy and get some ice cream and support your local robotics team in the progress! Visit this page for more info!

By Preston B. 2017-07-18

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Tuesday June 27, 2017 at the Costick Activities Center

By Preston B. 2017-06-23

Congratulations to our Seniors!!

Elizabeth M. Nathan C. Angela F. Arthur V. Kaelan I. Also a special shout-out to our exchange students Max Z. *Germany Takumi M. *Japan Kazusa N. *Japan

By Nisreen B. 2017-06-21

2017 Season Recap

Team 3414's season has officially come to an end. As a team, this is the furthest we have ever reached, making the quarterfinals at Worlds on the Tesla field. Our competition season started with a whimper at Howell (week 5), where we placed 32nd with a 4-7-1 record. In addition, we won the Industrial Safety Award. We roared back at Livonia, taking the competition as the 4th alliance captain. After a harrowing final match with the Megatron Oracles (314) and Knight Vision (3175), we were champions, winning by just a point (306 to 305). In addition, we got After our success at Livonia we were able to progress to the State Championship at Saginaw State University, where we were a part of the Consumers Energy Field, making it to the semifinals as part of the number 2 alliance (862 Lightning Robotics and 1023 Bedford Express). For a second time, we won the Spirit Award, and were able to proceed to Worlds! At Worlds, we were chosen as a backup robot for the 2nd alliance (829 - Digital Goats, 1519 - Mechanical Mayhem, 191 - X-CATS). As part of their alliance, we made it to the Quarter Finals on the Tesla Field. When the alliance got eliminated, it marked the end of an illustrious season for our team. As soon as the team returned, leadership got together with the team for a successful lessons learned meeting and began planning the summer outreach events. Check our calendar for more info!

By Nisreen B. 2017-06-21